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TGIF Week 13 & 14

April 5, 2019 Earlier this year, as I began to embrace this journey of TGIF, I did not consider 52 weeks of blog posts, I considered 1 week. While I will continue to answer the questions below on Instagram every week, I will likely be posting…
Choose Hope Sara Thomas Coach
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Want to Stick with Your 2019 Goals? Part 3

Choose Hope. Part 3 [scriptless heading= ""] Read part 1  Read Part 2A Garbage Truck Moment Sometimes a coach is able to coach herself. This is one of those moments. It starts with a confession. Confession: I gave very little effort…
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Want to Stick with Your 2019 Goals? Part 2

Choose Hope. Part 2 [scriptless heading=""] Read part 1The Hope Cycle Why is a coach talking about hope? Because hope is an endless cycle that moves you toward your goals. Hope is about choosing to connect your head and heart to create…
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Why Purpose Trumps Passion Every Time

Much has been written about our pursuing life with purpose. But what about our passions? You've likely heard the advice, "Pursue your passion." Turns out, that's terrible advice.Instead, cultivate your purpose.If your head is exploding…
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Digital Babylon - Part Three

 I've shared stories and statistics about Gen Z in Part 1 and Part 2. The question that now emerges is, how can we respond? What follows are five broad suggestions for engaging Gen Z. Because we are living in Digital Babylon, don't be surprised…
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Digital Babylon - Part Two

Read Part One Allow me to unpack the title of this article, Digital Babylon. As children of technology, growing up with screens in their hands and in front of them in the car, this generation was raised with the Internet in a post-9/11 world.…
Digital Babylon Sara Thomas
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Digital Babylon - Part One

“What is happening in Qatar right now?” I ask.“Google it,” she says.Within seconds, a full page of information, ideas, and insights explode on to the scene. Making sense of the information is a whole different matter.I asked…
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Joining God in the Neighborhood

Over and over again I find myself in conversations with local church leaders that unfold something like this..."We just don't have enough people."Then I ask my favorite (often annoying) question, "What can you tell me about your…
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Mission, the Church, and Grace

Mission, the church, and grace. I'd argue the order might need to be: grace, mission, and the church. Whatever order you take them in, Darrell Guder offers the following reminder, “Mission is the result of God’s initiative, rooted in…
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Sent People

The church is central to the journey of a disciple. My life’s work is centered in the church. I believe in the church. I will do everything I can to slow the church from becoming just one more commitment added to an over-programmed calendar.As…